Saint Paul University
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
K1S 1C4
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This multidisciplinary training aims to prepare students who will work in different public sectors (local and community-based) to handle sensitive issues arising from diversity in the broad sense (gender, disability, cultural diversity). The goal is to apply this knowledge to practical, concrete questions in the context of an internship.


Compulsory Courses : 15 units
ECS2124 Local and Community Responses to Conflict (3u)
ECS3140 Gender Relations and Conflict (3u)
PHI3308 Ethics and Public Service (3u)
PHI4313 Ethics and Disability (3u)
PHI4901 Internship 2 / Stage 2 (3u)


ECS2124 Local and Community Responses to Conflict (3u)

Conflict is always experienced at a community level, whether its source is local or international. This course identifies and examines the many different ways in which local or community level actors respond to the causes and effects of violent and non-violent conflict in their midst.

ECS3140 Gender Relations and Conflict (3u)

Social and philosophical theories of gender. Feminist theories of discrimination and power relations as they apply in conflict situations. Ethnic and religious factors in gender-related conflict issues. Constructive responses and social movements.

Prerequisites: ECS2191 and ECS2192. This course was previously ECS2125.

PHI3308 Ethics and Public Service (3u)

Ethical issues relating to the public sector. Definitions of the common good and of public service. Study of the role of public policy in the functioning of various states and governments, and the implications of their coherence or conflict in the social, political and economic realms.

PHI4313 Ethics and Disability (3u)

Analyzes models of disability from medical to social and political models. Critically investigates the implications of these models for the social construction of individuals as disabled.

PHI4901 Internship 2 (3u)

A minimum of 130 hours under professional supervision in a work environment related to ethics. The student develops a clearly defined research project integrating his or her theoretical knowledge. The internship culminates in the writing of a practicum report detailing the outcomes of the project while integrating a critical reflection on theory and practice.

Prerequisite: PHI3901 Internship 1.